Facts about sleep for parents and school staff

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Why is sleep so important?

Sleep is vital for children’s and adolescents’ wellbeing. Sleep supports healthy development of the body and mind. Evidence shows that children and adolescents who do not get enough sleep

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Diabetes & Sleep

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What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a condition where blood sugars become elevated or uncontrolled because the body is unable to produce insulin or the body becomes resistant to effects of insulin. Too much blood sugar for too long can eventually damage numerous body systems. This means that

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Memory, Thinking and Sleep  

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Important things to know about sleep, cognition (thinking) and memory

  • Sleep is important in preparing the brain for learning and remembering new information
  • A lack of sleep reduces our ability to learn, pay attention to tasks and make well thought out decisions
  • Untreated sleep disorders

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Daylight Saving and Sleep

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Daylight saving time in Australia

In Australia, daylight saving is observed in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, and the Australian Capital Territory. Daylight saving is not observed in Queensland, the Northern Territory or Western Australia.

Daylight Saving Time begins at

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Teacher Resources

Focusing on sleep is crucial because research shows that not getting enough sleep or not sleeping well affects learning, behaviour, mood and overall well-being.

This sleep education program has been released in conjunction with World Sleep Day and aims to teach students why sleep deserves its

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Caffeine and Sleep

Caffeine and Sleep

Important Things to Know About Caffeine and Sleep

  • High doses of caffeine can make it hard to fall asleep and stay asleep
  • Some people are more sensitive to caffeine’s effects on sleep quality than others
  • If you are sensitive to caffeine or have sleep difficulties use

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Does Sleep Matter


Sleep. Who needs it!

Newborn babies find it easy. Toddlers sometimes find it daunting. Teenagers are convinced they don't need it. Adults want it but frequently don't have the time for it. Seniors have time for it but often can't achieve it. Yet it's a simple fact that whatever your age

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Hot nights – how to help sleep

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Many people dread summer because of the problems they experience on the hot nights. There are some things that you can do to help (short of installing air conditioning).

Skin temperature is the key
Research has found the ideal sleeping temperature is around 17 to 19 degrees Celsius. If this level

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